We stock a wide selection of natural and synthetic ropes
Natural ropes are made of material from the earth or farmed. Examples of Natural fibre ropes are Cotton, Manilla and Sisal. Manila rope is made from the abaca plant, cotton rope is made from the cotton plant, and sisal rope is made from the leaves of the sisal plant.
Natural ropes are weaker than synthetic ropes due to their natural composition not being able to be altered. Natural ropes are still relatively strong though.
Synthetic ropes are made from man-made chemicals and fibres by braiding together one or more different types of synthetic fibre. Materials commonly used include polypropylene, nylon, and polyester. All of these are a plastic-based material.
Synthetic fibre ropes are significantly stronger than their natural fibre counterparts, they have a higher tensile strength, they are more resistant to rotting than ropes created from natural fibres, and they can be made to float on water.
Synthetic ropes are manufactured in a number of different designs to suit different applications, for example, mining, construction, fishing, and as mooring ropes for sea going vessels.
For additional information please contact Marine Equipment Supplies.